A day with an Illinois Shakespeare Festival student intern 

Picture of Christian Friedan.

On a cloudy Wednesday afternoon in the middle of summer, Illinois Shakespeare Festival intern Christian Frieden prepared for a busy day of rehearsals. Dressed in majestic Shakespearean clothing and unafraid of the potential rain, Frieden began with his first outdoor rehearsal for Sleeping Beauty. That show is part of the festival’s Theatre for Young Audiences program, which

I Heart Juliet sells out before opening

I Heart Juliet features Jesse Bhamrah as Romeo and Susie Parr as Juliet.

The Illinois Shakespeare Festival announces that all performances of I Heart Juliet have sold out. An online waiting list has been started for cancellations or in the event that an additional performance is added.